The biggest criticism for the skewed Mercator projection came in 1973 from German filmmaker and journalist Arno Peters. Also explore over 42 similar quizzes in this category. But the problem extends way beyond the classroom. In addition, Mercator only distorts longitudinal distances (except very close to the poles), whereas Peters screws up the scale almost everywhere for both longitude and latitude. The Gall–Peters projection is a rectangular map projection that maps all areas such that they have the correct sizes relative to each other. The projection we have used is commonly known as the Mercator projection (a projection being any method of representing the surface of a sphere on to a flat plane). The Peters simply isn’t practical. However, as I noted above, whenever you do a projection from a sphere onto a surface, something has to give. Here are four alternatives to the Mercator and Gall-Peters maps: The Winkel tripel projection (Winkel III) Wikimedia Commons. Peters argued that by enlarging Europe and North America, Mercator maps were giving white nations a sense of supremacy over non-white nations. Incredibly, even Google Maps is stuck on the Mercator projection. Try this amazing Mercator And Gall Peters Map Projections quiz which has been attempted 80 times by avid quiz takers. National Geographic adopted the Winkel tripel map in 1998, and it was designed in 1921 by Oswald Winkel with the intention of minimising three area, direction, and distance distortion. Unlike the Mercator Projection, the Gall-Peters projection is an equal-area projection. The presentation about the Peters Projection Map on the West Wing is the greatest thing ever — Amy (@amywhoisawesome) February 5, 2017. This is why Mercator beats out Peters in the world of cartography, and why Google Maps uses a modified Mercator projection. a. Mercator b. Gall-Peters c. Goode d. Peters Projection Resource Combo Pack 24x36 inch laminated map - latest edition ... Peters Display Map 11x17" with Mercator Comparison Panels. In the case of the Gall-Peters Projects, what is sacrificed is shape. Africa is much larger than Greenland, which reflects reality. In addition to the frequently used Mercator projection (for world maps) there is another projection, called the “Gall-Peters projection” which has, according to a group of advocates, some benefits in relation to the just mentioned and commonly used Mercator projection. A map projection that keeps distortion uniform throughout and is visually appealing is a _____ map projection. On this map. $ 15.00 From $ 10.00 Peters Map Magnet. Like any equal-area projection, it achieves this goal by distorting most shapes.The projection is a particular example of the cylindrical equal-area projection with latitudes 45° north and south as the regions on the map that have no distortion. $ 20.00 Peters World Atlas: The Earth in its True Proportions. The Peters projection, however, is in no way an accurate projection of the world’s landmasses and oceans, and the arguments aimed at derailing Mercator’s model by labeling it as racist and Eurocentric are not valid. The Peters Projection was published by Prof. Dr. Arno Peters in 1974. When the internet has inherited internal bias, a bad idea can spread like an epidemic.